The international conference on dam removal and the restauration of the Sélune river, from 24th to 26 September, 2019 in Brittany and Normandy. (Rennes / Avranches – Mont Saint Michel).
Live drawings during the seminar 24.9.2019:
Claire-Cécile Garnier (Ministère de l’écologie – France) talked about French water legislation & ecological continuity.
Roberto Epple from European Rivers Network – France talked about dam removal in France: “Is it time to let old dams to retire?”
Françis Hayes (Scottish Environment Protection Agency – Scotland, UK): To explain people, why river restoration & dam removal is important, we use facts & science, believe it or not.
Gordon Grant (Forest Service, PNW Research Station- USA) talked about the physical and aquatic response of rivers to dam removal.
Gilles Berrée (Direction Départementale des Territoire et de la Mer de la Manche – France) talked about managing sediment movements & recovery of vegetation at Sélune dams removal.
Pao Fernández Garrido (World Fish Migration Foundation – Spain) talked about a new European movement of opening up swimways in rivers.
Live drawings during the seminar 25.9.2019:
Jean-Paul Doron (Fédération Nationale de la Pêche en France) talked about recreational fishing and river continuity.
Aurélie Jouée & Erick Goupil (SAGE Selune et Communauté d’agglomération du Mont Saint-Michel Normandie – France) talked about Selune Valley revival.
Jenny Shin (Korean Federation of Environmental Movement – South Korea) talked about Korea’s Dam Removal Campaign & Restoration of Four Major Rivers.
Jean Allardi (Association Internationale de défense du #saumon Atlantique) talked about creation of values by the return of the salmon in a free valley.
Joshua Royte (The Nature Conservancy – USA) talked about ecological and social impacts of dam removals on the Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers, Maine.
Olivier Fauriel & Stéphane Le Villain (Agence Française pour la biodiversité et Agence de l’Eau Seine #Normandie) talked about restoration of ecological continuity in Orne river, benefits and biological response.
Freshwater Fisheries & Ecology National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Denmark) talked about barrier removal and river restoration: benefitting fish, people & the economy
Beth Lambert, Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration, USA talked about the economic impacts of ecological restoration and dam removal in Massachusetts